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Penalties for Violating a Kansas Protective Order

Penalties for Violating a Kansas Protective Order

When an individual is suffering from abuse and wants legal protection to stop and prevent domestic violence, they can request a protective order from the court. Under Kansas law, abuse for an order of protection is given if there is evidence of bodily injury or threat of such harm from a significant other, parent of a child you share, or a relative.

An emergency protective order can be filed immediately. A final protection order can last for up to one year, but it can also be extended for another year. Should the offender violate any of the terms of the order of protection, they could face harsh penalties.

Additionally, a violation of a Kansas protective order is a crime. It is generally a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum jail sentence of one year and a fine of up to $2,500. However, violation of an extended protective order for previous offenses or convictions can lead to a Level 6 person felony, resulting in a prison sentence between 17 and 46 months.

Violating a protective order can also lead to an assault or battery conviction, which could be a misdemeanor or felony based on the circumstances surrounding the case. Violating an exclusion order from a home is criminal trespass, which is a Class B misdemeanor.

If you have been accused of violating a protective order that has been filed against you, the penalties you face are extremely serious. Not only will you spend a significant time in jail or prison and pay expensive fines, having a criminal record can ruin your personal and professional reputation.

At Stein Law, LLC, we are committed to helping you get the charges against you dismissed or reduced. With nearly three decades of collective experience, our Kansas City domestic violence attorneys can guide you through the complex legal process in Kansas, as well as protect your rights and future.

For more information, contact us and schedule a free consultation today.


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